Why Your Furnace Smells Strange

November 29, 2016

Most people in Fort Worth know to call Calverley Service Experts when their furnace starts making strange noises or leaking water, but did you know that strange smells are another reason to call an expert? Check out these furnace stenches you should never disregard.

Rotten Eggs

The stench of rotten eggs is very recognizable, which is why several gas companies add this pronounced odor to their gas to alert homeowners and furnace experts that there is an issue. If you smell this odor coming from your furnace, shut off your gas appliances right away as you may have a gas leak. Open your doors and windows so any gas can release outside, and call your heating equipment service expert as soon as possible and be sure they know you think you could have a gas leak.

Mold or Musty

Your heating and cooling system work together to keep you comfortable throughout all the seasons. Since A/C systems can cause condensation buildup, moisture can get in your air duct system and create mold, causing the musty or moldy smell. If you turn on your heating system or air conditioner and smell an odor like this, call Calverley Service Experts. We’ll come over right away to inspect your duct system and conduct an indoor air quality analysis. We can then share with you recommendations on how to get rid of the source of the odor and make sure your furnace and AC system is ready to keep you comfortable and healthy all winter long.

Electrical or Burning

There are several things that could be taking place if you smell an electrical or burning stench, all of which should demand your attention and should not be neglected. If you have this odor coming from your heating equipment, it’s probable something is overheating or may be a symptom of wiring problems. Turn off your heating equipment right away and call your furnace professional to provide a complete diagnosis.

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